Category: DEI

Journey for Teams: Explore and combat unconscious bias

Do you recognize your unconscious biases? These are automatic assumptions and categorizations that we make about other people. They affect how we perceive and...

January 6, 2023

Supporting Washington’s Female Veterinary Workforce

 At the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, we are driven to advance the cause of veterinary medicine and those touched by it. While the...

December 9, 2022

A new journey begins: Explore the power of diversity

The journey is on! Journey for Teams has released its first educational module – The Power of Diversity – a significant step in our profession’s shared...

December 9, 2022

Journey for Teams seeks to educate, inspire and drive change in advancing DEI throughout the veterinary profession

“Journey for Teams,” a sweeping new initiative to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the nation’s veterinary profession, was announced today by the American...

August 19, 2022

President’s message – what DEI means at the WSVMA

June is National Pride Month and home to our newest national holiday, Juneteenth (June 19). In honor of these events, I want to highlight...

June 3, 2022

WSVMA Board votes to support the Gender Identity Bill of Rights

At their May 24, 2022 meeting, the WSVMA Board of Directors voted to sign on in support of the Gender Identity Bill of Rights...

May 27, 2022

WSVMA DEI Spotlight Interview – Dr. Ken Norris

The WSVMA is committed to ensuring the success of the Washington veterinary profession. To help build a healthier veterinary community, the Board of Directors...

December 17, 2021

WSVMA is conducting a diversity, equity, and inclusion survey

As part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA) is conducting a survey. The purpose...

October 29, 2021

Certificate Program available to create more inclusive workplaces

A new certificate program on AVMA Axon empowers veterinary professionals to turn our workplaces into safe, healthy, inclusive environments where individual differences aren’t just tolerated...

June 4, 2021

AAPI Heritage Month – featuring Dr. Irene Yen

The WSVMA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee from time to time will highlight diverse members of the Association. In honor of AAPI heritage month,...

May 21, 2021